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Cell phones, handhelds draw closer together

Just as handheld devices near ubiquity, it seems they may begin merging with that other widely popular item, the cellular phone.

 

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Just as handheld devices near ubiquity, it seems they may begin merging with that other omnipresent tool, the cellular phone.

"People will give up the device that never made sense for them in the first place."

- Jill House, International Data Corp. analyst

 


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